The Internet Raised Over $775,000 For This Irish Girl’s 'Last Chance' At Surviving Cancer

The 18-year-old posted a heart-wrenching video discussing the financial burden of her potentially life-saving treatment.

The Internet responded ten-fold to a 18-year-old Irish girl's plea to help her raise money to pay for the cancer treatment, available only in Texas, that could literally save her life. Shauntelle Tynan posted the video Feb. 12 to her YouTube account and within 48 hours, the donations on her GoFundMe page had surpassed €500,000, approximately $530,000. 

"I really need to raise this money because I don't want to die," Tynan says while fighting tears in the video. "There's really not much more to say. This is what it is at the moment." 

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According to the Irish Times, Tynan was diagnosed with a rare form of multi-system Langerhans cell histiocytosis almost two years ago that has since spread to her gastrointestinal system, colon and skin. Tynan has traveled to Texas before for treatment, but her doctors there believe a long-term stay in the U.S. would be her best shot at remission. 

As of publication, more than €731,060, just over $775,000, has been raised for Tynan's treatment. The fundraiser has drawn donations from individuals all over the world, many of whom leaving messages of encouragement or sharing their own stories of how cancer has affected their lives. 

"Please stay strong darling," one commenter wrote. "You are amazing, gorgeous lady! All the best in Texas xx."

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